George Keith Martin Counsel

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George is former managing partner of the firm’s Richmond office. He practices construction, commercial real estate and local government law. He has represented public and private entities on numerous real estate projects, including construction, acquisition and disposition of real property, and redevelopment and adaptive re-use.

His construction practice focuses on representing owners, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors with negotiating and drafting design and construction contracts. He has more than 20 years of experience handling construction-related transactions, including joint ventures, public-private partnerships and project finance transactions.

George has negotiated and drafted numerous construction-related agreements, including design-build, construction, construction management (agency and at-risk), design, program management, project management, and development agreements. Project examples include luxury hotels; convention centers; office buildings and corporate headquarters campus projects; environmental remediation; museums and exhibit contracts; multifamily housing and mixed-finance development; water and sewer projects; road construction; hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers; roasting plants; manufacturing and distribution plants; luxury homes; and retail.

He also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting comprehensive development agreements for public-private partnerships and has worked on bond financings to fund construction of those projects. He is also a member of the firm’s education law team, and has handled numerous education related real estate and construction matters.

Throughout his career, George has been involved in firm management. He has served on the firm’s advisory, pension and recruiting committees.


  • Representation of Fortune 100 financial services company in all aspects of design and construction for various projects including new corporate campus.
  • Representation of educational institutions in connection with public private partnerships for the development of off balance sheet student housing.
  • Representation of Fortune 500 company in connection with various construction contracts related to design and construction of major manufacturing facilities.
  • Representation of college related foundations in connection with various construction projects, including student housing, dining facility, urban campus and golf course.
  • Representation of regional authority in connection with major convention center expansion.
  • Representation of redevelopment authorities in connection with various public private partnerships, including office buildings, parking garages, and mixed income housing.
  • Representation of various owners in connection with design and construction of major hotel projects.
  • Representation of economic development authorities in connection with public private partnerships for development of jet engine manufacturing facility and wetlands mitigation bank.